Punch,  61 (1871), 188.

The Eclipse Party





Astronomy, Observation, Travel, Government, Observation, Patronage

    Reflects on the astronomical expedition, under the direction of J Norman Lockyer, to observe a solar eclipse. Wishes the party's telescopes well and hopes 'a Vision sublime' will greet the expedition ship HMS Mirzapore. Regrets the 'foe to the "Government"' who believed astronomers would 'get into holes, and fall through'. Thinks the prospects of the expedition are good given that 'there is not one Admiralty laggard on board' the ship.

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